Downeast Campus

Thank you Thursday for The Community Caring Collaborative

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to The Community Caring Collaborative (CCC) of East Machias, ME. The CCC, founded in 2007, focuses in a growing number of areas, “to address the issues of at-risk infants, young children, and their families” in Washington County. The CCC is doing that work by finding…

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EdGE Students Learn Drawing from Schoodic Arts

CHERRYFIELD, ME — EdGE 4th and 5th graders learn basic drawing skills, via Zoom, from artist Kat Logan with Schoodic Arts For All in Winter Harbor, ME. Kat is teaching a You Can Draw! February Virtual Workshop this month. In this photo, from EdGE Site Coordinator Jen Kearns, Kat is explaining how to shade correctly,…

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Mission Job Opening — Journey Program Manager

Mission Job Opening — Journey Program Manager Position Summary The Journey Program Manager (JPM) supports the Maine Seacoast Mission’s 7th-12th grade youth mentoring program, Journey, and nurtures its growth. Journey is one of six Maine sites funded through the Lerner Foundation to raise and sustain the post-secondary aspirations of students in rural Maine. The program…

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Jillian – Recollecting Terry

Recollecting Terry by Jillian I learned recently our friend Terry died. It wasn’t a surprise. He’s been shuffling around with an oxygen bottle for a while, struggling to catch his breath. It’s been a handful of tough winters for he and his wife Dottie. As Terry’s health diminished, friends and community helped with his firewood.…

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Jillian – Pies Make Me Think

Written by Jillian A friend and I were talking on the phone recently. In the conversation he posed this question to me: Name an item in your life that brings you comfort during these trying times? I didn’t have a ready answer, but have since been giving it thought. What exactly did he mean by…

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EdGE Student’s Balloon Car Run

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Students in our EdGE program were given take home kits with suggestions and instructions for projects. The separate kits on different subjects included art, baking, games, and STEM. EdGE student Brayden put together this STEM balloon car and sent this video.

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Jillian and St. Francis of Assisi

From Scott Shaw this morning: “I wanted to send this pic of Jillian ‘caught in action’ posting one of her inspiring signs in Cherryfield. I happened to be driving by and busted her red handed posting one of her quotes of hope and inspiration!” Scott Shaw is the Mission’s Downeast Campus Facilities and Housing Rehabilitation…

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Thank you Thursday for Laura, Tom, and the People We Meet

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Laura and Tom, and the many kind, memorable people Mission staff encounter in our daily work. Sunbeam Steward Jillian says of Laura and Tom, “They have refreshing spirt and I always enjoy our conversations when I pass them on the slip. Here they…

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Thank you Thursday for Our Many Christmas Elves

It’s Thank You Thursday. A Christmas Eve shout out of Mission love goes out to the many elves who helped create a cheerful Mission Christmas 2020 for over 1,400 people. Thank you to the Mission staff and volunteers who coordinated the Christmas Program. They are Tracy Reynolds, Carla Cote, Marilyn Nickson, Maria, and Dannie. Our…

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